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How to Wake Up #Inspired

By Natalie Bascur I N S P I R A T I O N. The word brings to mind Instagram ‘quotes of the day’ by fit girls in active wear. But what does it actually mean? Can you really wake up every morning so inspired that you jump out of bed and …

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Time To Hit The Reset Button? Try These Tips, Mama

By Kerrie Simon-Lawrence We’ve all been there: fuelled by a little (or a lot of) champagne, and giddy with excitement over the year ahead, we’ve made some pretty impressive resolutions. Whether to drop a dress size, or to save for that house deposit, something about New Year’s Eve gives us …

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5 Ways to Overcome the Juggle of Motherhood

By Amy Molloy When Amy released her first book, The World is a Nice Place, she had no idea how popular it would be, going into reprint after only 12 weeks. Focused on helping readers recover from their past hurts and experiences, when it came time to release the sequel, Amy opted …

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How to Give Less of a Sh*t About What Others Think

By Carlii Lyon I suddenly realised, at the age of 35, that certain forms of disapproval and rejection are healthy and if anything, a good sign of progress. I would even go as far as saying, if you have the approval of everyone around you, either you are playing too small, …

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Ditch the Mama Guilt in 3 Steps

By Rebecca Hooton Before having her first child, Katie* was a human resources manager. She was organised and kicking goals in her career, and expected to do the same as a mother. “She was convinced that her baby had to stick to the routine in the parenting book she’d been …

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How to Not Want to Murder Your Baby-Daddy

By Amelia Phillips Relationships are tough at the best of times… then throw in a kid or two (or more!) and many a couple have crumbled under the load. So how can you keep the love ALIVE when you have bambinos? I asked clinical psychologist and relationship expert Jacqui Manning, …

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Parental Guilt – Why We Feel It and How To Overcome It

By Chrissie Davies There is no doubt that many modern-day parents’ pressures have led to an increase in parental guilt, and it is not showing signs of slowing down any time soon. But when you understand what children need to thrive, you start to realise that the guilt you feel serves no purpose. …

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How to be Spontaneous When You Have a Baby

By Natalie Bascur Being spontaneous when you have a baby? Bahahaha! When you’re in the throes of mamahood (especially in those early months), you probs feel like you’re always missing out on having fun, especially when childless friends text you to catch up last minute at a cocktail bar or …

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The Shock of New Mum Loneliness (and How to Ease it)

By Dr Nicole Highet The loneliness of new motherhood can come as a BIG shock. For most mamas, it hits after the flood of visitors have been and gone, partners have gone back to work (often too soon), and life has become a cycle of feeds, nappies and sleep (and …

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Morning Rituals and Why You Need One

Oprah Winfrey has one, Ariana Huffington has one, even Richard Branson has one. The morning ritual. It’s the key to surviving stress AND keeping sanity intact. While these icons are clearly running global businesses – surviving a typical mama day and trying to juggle our own hopes and goals, is …